UPD Tonight: Albania decides for Belgrade

by Marcus Klier 30 views

After Friday's and Saturday's semi finals, the 46th edition of the Festival i këngës will take place. The winner will be the 5th Albanian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Belgrade.

UPDATE: The line-up has now been revealed (see below).

The show

The show will be broadcast at 20:30 CET (but very likely to be a few minutes late) live from the Palace of Congress in Tirana, hosted by Elsa Lila & Pirro Cako.

15 entries will be presented and all the competing songs will be performed in two different versions: the first one, by the contestant and the second one, by popular Albanian singers under the form of medleys. Moreover, each version will have a different orchestration. One of the medleys will be performed by Anjeza Shahini, the Albanian representative in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. As always, the participants in the 46th Festivali will sing live.

Webcast

You canfollow the TV webcast here (external link).

You can follow the radio webacast here.

The line-up

The line-up has now been revealed!

  1. Samanta KaravelloPse u harrua dashuria
  2. Produkt 2830 sekonda
  3. Eneida TarifaE para leter
  4. Mariza IkonomiMall i tretur
  5. Mira Konci dhe Redon MakashiNen nje qiell
  6. F. Kralani& D. DishaJeta kerkon dashuri
  7. ManjolaNallbaniKjo bote merr fryme nga dashuria
  8. KthjelluDhoma
  9. Kozma DushiTatuazh ne kujtese
  10. Devis XherahuEndacaku
  11. Teuta KurtiQyteti i dashurise
  12. Greta KociNaten te kerkove
  13. Juliana PashaNje qiell te ri
  14. Agim PoshkaKujt I them te dua
  15. Jonida MaliqiS’ka fajtor ne dashuri
  16. Olta Boka Zemren e lame peng
  17. Rosela GjylbeguBote memece

Albania had a strong debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 finishing 7th. The following years, the country was less succesful and came 16th in 2005 and did not make it to the final in 2006 and 2007.

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